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Bare-chested and with Bob Dylan blaring, Roy Keane answered his hotel room door... but the catch remained elusive


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Roy Keane is interviewed by journalists at Dublin Airport as Ireland departed for the World Cup on May 17, 2002. Photo: David Maher/SPORTSFILE

Roy Keane is interviewed by journalists at Dublin Airport as Ireland departed for the World Cup on May 17, 2002. Photo: David Maher/SPORTSFILE

Roy Keane is interviewed by journalists at Dublin Airport as Ireland departed for the World Cup on May 17, 2002. Photo: David Maher/SPORTSFILE

With instinct my only guide, I ring Roy Keane in his hotel bedroom, half expecting the call to be blocked.

Miraculously, the call is answered.

"HELLO!" barks an impatient voice at the other end. Bizarrely, the comedic image of Radio Roy snaps to mind and the immediate temptation is to blurt out a stuttering reply a la Mario. 'Ah Roy, ho-ho-ho-ha-ha-ha, you had me at hello.'


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